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Masculine Father's Day or Birthday

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Father's Day is fast approaching, and this could be a great card.  It could also be used as a masculine birthday card.  There are only a few more days left before this Come Sail Away designer series paper is retired.  The paddles have a wood grain texture on them, adding a little dimension.  The frog was just too cute to not add to the card.  This is one of the stamp-a-stack cards available for June. My Stampin' Up! project supply list is below.   Interested in an item (or two, or three)?   Just click the links below and order online. Product List Night Of Navy 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [ 100867 ] Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [ 120953 ] Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper [ 149481 ] Night Of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker's Twine [ 149483 ] Dockside Dies [ 151618 ] Stitched Shapes Dies [ 152323 ] 2-1/4" (5.7 Cm) Circle Punch [ 143720 ]

Masculine Thinking of You

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Masculine cards can sometimes be the most difficult to create.  This one was not so bad.  Simple layers using night of navy, seaside spray, and whisper white.  The Come Sail Away Designer Series paper adds just a touch of extra design (RETIRING).  The banner down the middle is embossed with the subtle embossing folder for a little added texture.  The Rooted in Nature stamp set sentiment fits perfectly in the stitched circle die. My Stampin' Up! project supply list is below.   Interested in an item (or two, or three)?   Just click the links below and order online Product List Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock [ 140272 ] Night Of Navy 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [ 100867 ] Seaside Spray 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [ 150883 ] Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper [ 149481 ] Rooted In Nature Clear-Mount Stamp Set [ 146482 ] Stitched Shapes Dies [ 152323 ] Night Of

Mosaic Hummingbird Hello

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  The catalog year is almost over!  This mosaic paper is so much prettier in real life, because the some of the colors are actually shiny.  I have d to get creative with my stamp-a-stack classes these past months by just using designer paper, punches and dies, and other embellishments.  This is a result of those cards.  The Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series paper was laying around in my supplies for a while, until I saw an actual card using that paper, that's when I really took notice of it and how pretty it really is. The hummingbirds are on a full sheet of designer paper that were very easy to cut out.  The doilies are retired, but any circle could work. My Stampin' Up! project supply list is below.   Interested in an item (or two, or three)?   Just click the links below and order online.  Hurry, catalog ends June 2! Product List Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper [ 149478 ] Terracotta Tile 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [

Salt Watercolor Technique

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Technique #3.  Here is the final technique for May.  Salt Watercolor.  The picture doesn't show it very well the actual effect, but the look is spotty water coloring using salt.  Since creating the video below I discovered that air drying does work better than heat drying.  Also, coarse salt works better than table salt. This simple card was fun and easy to make.  The key is patience to let the salt do it's job ... that one was a tough one for me.  The color combination is bermuda bay, coastal cabana, and rich razzleberry. Here is the video: My Stampin' Up! project supply list is below.   Interested in an item (or two, or three)?   Just click the links below and order online Product List Bermuda Bay 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [ 131197 ] Coastal Cabana 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [ 131297 ] Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper [ 149612 ] Rich Razzleberry 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [ 115316 ]

Gift Bag Card

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Technique card #2.  Today's card features a gift bag on the front of the card.  I learned this technique from Linda Heller, a fellow demonstrator.  The bag folds flat for mailing.  I happened to find some purple posy tissue paper in my stash, and that was my color inspiration for this card. Below is a video of the complete instructions. Measurements: Purple Posy:   Cut to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, 2-1/2 x 4 (scored landscape 1/2", 1", 3", 3-1/2")  Vellum:   Cut 3-3/4 x 5 embossed with Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder Whisper White:  Cut 3 x 4 (die cut with stitched so sweetly dies). 1/2 x 2" Best Dressed Designer Series Paper :  2 x 2-1/2" Bakers Twine:   4"  Tissue paper - Non Stampin' Up! - 4 x 4 My Stampin' Up! complete project supply list is below.   Interested in an item (or two, or three)?   Just click the links below and order online: Product List Purple Posy 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [ 1

Spotlight Faux Silk

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Technique time!  Today's card is called spotlight faux silk.  This is a great way to use your leftover designer papers.   Below is are the video instructions. My Stampin' Up! project supply list is below. Interested in an item (or two, or three)? Just click the links below and order online (additional non-Stampin' Up! items required are white tissue paper and a glue stick). Product List Mossy Meadow 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [ 133676 ] Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [ 101650 ] Stitched So Sweetly Dies [ 151690 ] Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper [ 149500 ] Daisy Lane Cling Stamp Set [ 149325 ] Gilded Gems [ 152478 ]